Mons La Hire

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This article is about the lunar feature Mons La Hire. For other people named La Hire, see La Hire (disambiguation).
Mons La Hire
Mons la hire.jpg
Mons La Hire from Apollo 15. NASA photo.
Elevation l.5 km
Listing Lunar mountains
Translation Philippe de la Hire (Latin)
Location the Moon
Coordinates 27°40′N 25°31′W / 27.66°N 25.51°W / 27.66; -25.51

Mons La Hire is a solitary lunar mountain in the western Mare Imbrium. It is located to the northeast of the crater Euler, and to the west-northwest of Lambert.

The selenographic coordinates of this feature are 27.8° N, 25.5° W, and it has a maximum diameter at the base of 25 km. The mountain base has a shape roughly like an arrow head, with the point oriented toward the west-northwest. The peak has a height of 1.5 km above the surface.

This feature was named after Philippe de la Hire, a French mathematician and astronomer.

Nearby craters[edit]

Several tiny craters near this mountain have been assigned names by the IAU. These are listed in the table below. Felix and Verne are located to the south of the peak, while the remainder are grouped to the north and northeast.

Crater Coordinates Diameter Name source
Annegrit 29°24′N 25°36′W / 29.4°N 25.6°W / 29.4; -25.6 1 km German feminine name
Charles 29°54′N 26°24′W / 29.9°N 26.4°W / 29.9; -26.4 1 km French masculine name
Felix 25°06′N 25°24′W / 25.1°N 25.4°W / 25.1; -25.4 1 km Latin masculine name
Mavis 29°48′N 26°24′W / 29.8°N 26.4°W / 29.8; -26.4 1 km Scottish feminine name
Verne 24°54′N 25°18′W / 24.9°N 25.3°W / 24.9; -25.3 2 km Latin masculine name

Satellite craters[edit]

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Mons La Hire.

La Hire Coordinates Diameter, km
A 28°32′N 23°28′W / 28.53°N 23.46°W / 28.53; -23.46 (La Hire A) 5
B 27°41′N 23°02′W / 27.69°N 23.03°W / 27.69; -23.03 (La Hire B) 4

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